Awarded “Good” – the highest possible assessment – in EPSRC’s 2017 Mid-Term Review 


Up to 20 four-year fully funded PhD studentships available for September 2018

Taught Programme in Exeter for Year 1

Research project in Years 2-4 in an internationally-renowned water research centre

Annual residential summer-school, research seminars and social events

Transferable Skills Training


Recent News

Research Visit: Nejc Coz and Jonathan King

Nejc and Jonathan have recently returned from a three and a half month research visit at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The visit was sponsored by the WISE CDT programme and Jonathan was fortunate enough to be awarded an additional placement grant from the British Council Newton Fund which supported him during the visit. For […]

Research Visit: Barney Dobson

From May through to August 2017, WISE CDT student Barney Dobson undertook a research visit with Professor Patrick Reed’s Decision Analytics for Complex Systems research group at Cornell University, New York, USA. This visit has led to the paper (currently under preparation) titled “How should model structural uncertainty in modelling water resources management problems shape […]

Young Process Engineer Prize Runner-Up: Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey was recently named runner-up in the IChemE Water Special Interest Group 30th Anniversary Young Process Engineer Prize. This prize was created with the aim of engaging and drawing together the young minds of our community. It required the submission of a video presentation, as an individual or a team, on a project or […]

Research Visit: James Webber

James has recently returned from a three month research placement in Melbourne, Australia, funded as a part of his WISE CDT studentship. Whilst in Australia, James worked as a Visiting Researcher for the University of Melbourne as part of the Waterway Ecosystem Research Group (WERG), where he undertook a project researching flood management in Melbourne […]

Cohort 4 Christmas Lunch 2017

To round off a busy and productive first term, Cohort 4 students enjoyed a Christmas lunch – made special by the amazing food contributions, typical of students’ home countries.   Festive jumpers and hats abounded, while Christmas crackers proved a new experience for many.  The Secret Santa was also a great success.  A massive “thank you” […]

Institute of Water Student Enrichment Event

On 4th December 2017 WISE CDT students joined up with MSc Water Engineering students to participate in an Enrichment Event at the University of Exeter. Hosted by the Institute of Water and Exeter’s Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Ruth Allen, the event gave students an insight into the many challenges and opportunities within the […]

WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

G4 Alliance

Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research

Professor John Banyard OBE FREng